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 INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY
ZAMBOANCA CITY OFFICE

 INDUSTRY PRIORITY AREAS
For ZAMBOANGA CITY CY 2002
 

INDUSTRY PRIORITY AREAS

FOCUSED SECTOR

ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE

 

FRESH/PROCESSED PRODUCTS

MANGO

FRUIT JUICES

MARINE PRODUCTS

PROCESSED FISH

SEAWEED

HOUSEWARE

GARMENTS/TEXTILE

CANDLES

HANDWOVEN ITEMS

WEARABLES

FASHION ACCESSORIES

JEWELRY

HOME FURNISHINGS

FURNITURE

PRIORITY SECTORS

    1.   PROCESSED FISH (Plus 1 Project)
    2.
   SEAWEED
    3    MANGO
 

FURNITURE AND WOOD BASED PRODUCTS
INDUSTRY SITUATIONER

 
SITUATIONER:
 
Historically, the Furniture and Wood-based sector in Zamboanga City has been a dollar earner for the city. In recent years, however, this contribution to export revenues seemed to be increasingly moribund. In 1999, exports of Wooden Furniture/Steel Panels stood at US$583 thousand that subsequently decreased to 197 thousand. Export revenues in 2001 increased a bit to over US$357 thousand.

Today there are forty-six (46) manufacturer of furniture and wood-based products in Zamboanga City. Of the total, thirty-seven (37) are classified as micro enterprises, eight (8) cottage enterprises, and one small-scale manufacturer.

As far as raw material sourcing is concerned, the city has a forest area of 53,011.53 hectares with a logged-over/exploited area of 518.3 hectares. Average timber production of flitches amount to 101,904.24 cu. m. pe3r year while lumber production average 4,732.3 cu.m. Other raw materials required in the industry like rattan and bamboo are available in substantial amounts.
 


Carvers at Ivana Wood Products

 
Strength Weaknesses
   
1. Availability of raw material 1. Relatively low level of technology
2. Availability of cheap and skilled
         labor
2. Lack of access to adequate
        capital
3. Room for expansion in processing
         activities
3. Insufficient inflow of trade
         information and trends
4. Local market is not fully tapped 4. Deficiency in product
         development and design
         vis-a-vis the needs of the
         markets
5. Established group, represented by
         the local chapter of CFIP
 
6. Access to BIMP_EAGA  
   
Opportunities Threats
   
1. Continuing support of the
        government
1. The total log ban
 2. Potentials for more earning in the
        export and domestic markets
2. Trade restriction opf th global
         market
3. The BIMP_EAGA market 3. Internal and external competition
   
STRATEGIES

    1. Intensive product development activities  
    2. Concentrated skills and products upgrading
    3. Facilitate access to market trends and latest design
    4. Development of market linkage
    5. Intensive information exchange, trade information dissemination and
            technology missions

 
For more information please contact:
                     MR. SEVERINO M. LANDINGIN
                     Provincial Director
                     Department of Trade and Industry
                     Zamboanga City Office
                     2F SKT Bldg., #41 Rizal St., Zamboanga Ci4y
                     Tel. Nos.          (062) 991-2704
                                             (062) 991-2705
                     Fax No.            (062) 993-0594
                     E-mail : dtizambo@jetlink.com.ph
 
 
                    
 

 
 

 

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